Nick DeRiso is UCR's assistant managing editor. He was named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, and previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
30 Years Ago: Why Bill Wyman Quit the Rolling Stones
"I had 30 great years with them, then a really nice divorce – and, corny as it may sound, we are still family."
Stevie Nicks Just Learned Christine McVie Was Ill Last Weekend
"See you on the other side, my love," she says. "Don't forget me."
November 2022 New Music Releases
Another Record Store Day brings exciting new releases, but November has lots more to offer.
35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Breaks Up ‘Radio K.A.O.S.’ to No Avail
Pink Floyd mastermind ended up releasing four singles from the LP but none charted.
Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Remix Wouldn’t Be Here Without Peter Jackson
Producer Giles Martin wasn't sure four-track-era LPs like this one could be properly reissued. Then came 'Get Back.'
September 2022 New Music Releases
New material from a pair of metal titans is joined by a long-delayed remix.
Journey Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Some Journey lineups were respected but low-selling, while others were bestsellers who got critically ignored. But which one was best?
35 Years Ago: ‘The Lost Boys’ Resets the Vampire Genre
Joel Schumacher's film smashed Hollywood's tired Transylvanian tropes with a dirt biker's chortle.
55 Years Ago: Yardbirds’ ‘Little Games’ Stumbles, Despite Jimmy Page
There was freedom in the air. Just not in throwback producer Mickie Most's sessions.
50 Years Ago: Harry Nilsson Steers Toward the Ditch on ‘Son of Schmilsson’
He steadfastly refused to provide a proper sequel to the long-awaited breakthrough 'Nilsson Schmilsson.'
50 Years Ago: Paul McCartney’s Next Band Takes Flight on Wings Over Europe Tour
His main goal was to slip out from behind the Beatles' long shadow.
July 2022 New Music Releases
For some, July will mark the end of a long silence.